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MICHauto Investors Among 2021 Automotive News PACE Award Winners

October 6, 2021
Each year, the Automotive News PACE program honors superior innovation, technological advancement, and business performance among automotive suppliers. Winning companies are recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for innovation.

In its  27th year, the program honored 14 companies for product and technology advances, with innovations in vehicle component design for electrification at the forefront. In addition, 15 companies were also recognized under the PACE Innovation Partnership Award and PACEpilot Innovations to Watch. Among this year’s winners were MICHauto Investors: Faurecia, Ford Motor Company, Nexteer Automotive, and Stellantis.

The winners of the 2021 Automotive News PACE Awards are:

  • Aptiv: Solid-state electrical centers
  • Bosch: Level 2 autonomous Class 8 trucking application
  • CarSaver: Nissan Buy@Home
  • Cerence Inc.: Cerence Pay
  • Faurecia: IRYStec perceptual display platform vision
  • Garrett Motion: E-Turbo for hybrid powertrains
  • KAR Global: ADESA Simulcast+
  • Lear Corp.: Battery disconnect unit
  • Marelli: Very high-pressure GDI fuel system
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials: KyronMAX™ roof receivers
  • RoboSense (Suteng Innovation Technology Co.): MEMS solid-state automotive lidar
  • Schaeffler Group USA: P2 hybrid module for rear-wheel-drive transmissions
  • Valeo: eACCESS 48V electric powertrain system
  • Work Truck Solutions: Commercial vehicle business model

The 2021 Automotive News PACE Innovation Partnership Award winners:

  • Daimler Trucks North America and Bosch for their partnership on a Level 2 autonomous Class 8 truck application
  • Ford Motor Company and Schaeffler Group for their partnership on the P2 hybrid module for rear-wheel-drive transmissions
  • Stellantis and Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials for the partnership to develop KyronMAX roof receivers

The 2021 Automotive News PACEpilot Innovations to Watch:

  • Arbe: 4D imaging radar
  • CNXMotion: Brake-to-Steer
  • Detect-It: Coder-free AI enterprise software
  • Lear Corp.: 5G V2X telecommunications unit
  • Lear Corp.: INTU Thermal Comfort with ClimateSense technology
  • Nexteer Automotive: Steer-by-wire with stowable steering column
  • Noble Gas Systems: Conformable high-pressure hydrogen tank
  • Sonatus: Dynamic data management solution
  • Swift Navigation: Precise positioning
  • Vayyar: Automotive 4D imaging radar